MOBILE, Ala. – Police searched for three men in the attempted robbery of a church bingo operation that seriously wounded a 60-year-old security guard in an exchange of gunfire.
The guard, Thomas Aricer, of Mobile, fired at the suspects before being shot in the abdomen about 11 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church.
Police spokesman Officer John Young said the suspects fled in a four-door, dark blue or gray Chevrolet Caprice with the rear driver’s side window shot out. It was unclear if anyone in the car was shot.
Aricer was escorting William Rice, the church’s business manager, and a church maintenance worker, across the parking lot to deliver the night’s bingo cash to the rectory. The total amount was not immediately available.